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Luxury Real Estate, Sotheby's International Realty

The West Coast Tech Effect: From the Shores of Silicon Beach to the Emerald City’s Silicon Forest

The technology industry continues to assert its dominance on the West Coast.

In a visit to Seattle over the summer, Shen Schulz, a Malibu-based real estate broker with the Sotheby’s International Realty Malibu Point Dume Brokerage, proclaimed that “the expansion of the tech scene and increase of foreign investment in Southern California real estate have exacerbated a series of price rises that are transforming life” in Malibu. His words echoed familiar to brokers at Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, given similar market fundamentals felt in the Puget Sound region; tech giants such as Amazon and Microsoft have transformed Seattle’s economy, bringing wealth and top tech talent to the area. As Schulz outlined, both of our cities are home to a number of startups, while major businesses based elsewhere, such as Facebook and Google, have opened up regional offices to leverage local talent.

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Extraordinary Living, Sotheby's, Sotheby's International Realty

As Featured on Sotheby’s International Realty Perspectives – The Allure of the Ruby: From Precious Gemstone to Glittering Luxury Real Estate

A beloved precious gemstone, the ruby is a fiery and captivating talisman often associated with passion, protection and prosperity. Though its enjoyed some popularity for hundreds of years, the latest global jewelry trends indicate the exquisite crystal is emerging as a staple of any connoisseur’s collection, as Carol Elkins, senior vice president of Sotheby’s Jewellery reports that colored gemstones have seen significant upward trends in the last decade. In a celebration of the ruby, discover homes that embody the spirit and color of the precious gemstone.

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News Article

CNBC Ranks Washington the #1 State for Business

Washington state is bad for business? Think again because Puget Sound Business Journal says “it’s actually the best, according to a new ranking.” As the article describes, “while Seattle is sometimes pegged as being bad for business due to regulations and taxes, Washington had economic growth nearly 2.5 times the national rate” at 3.7% in 2016, and according to the latest CNBC rankings, which measure 66 metrics across 10 categories, the Evergreen State is now the number one state for business.

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Christine Kipp
Accolades, Broker

Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty Broker Christine Kipp is named among the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Agents in Washington

Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) is thrilled to share that broker Christine Kipp was named among the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Agents in Washington State! The invitation only list, compiled by Real Estate Executive Magazine, is an invitation-only recognition that represents premier real estate agents from around the nation.

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Asia Desk, Sotheby's International Realty

Market Spotlight | Chinatowns in the United States

As a country marked by waves of immigration from citizens around the world, the United States has long been home to enclaves that offer new residents a sense of “home” among those who share in their culture as they transition into American life. Since the establishment of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the mid-1800s, these neighborhoods have become staples for American cities around the country. Visually defined by a fusion of Western architectural styles with traditional Asian elements such as gilded ornaments and tiled-roofs, Chinatowns in the U.S. have emerged as popular neighborhoods where residents and visitors enjoy vibrant cultural offerings in the form of cuisine, art and events.

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